Antisocial Process Screening Device apsd

For: Screening tool for detecting psychopathic or antisocial traits in children

Reading Level: For ages 6-13 years

Format: Paper and Pencil

Length: 10 minutes administration time for each form; parent-completed and teacher-completed forms

Scoring: Hand Scored




APSD Technical Manual

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Paper Forms and Hand Scoring Materials


APSD-C (Combined) Forms (25)

Pack of 25 Combined Forms which allow you to integrate the responses of multiple informants.
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APSD-P (Parent) Forms (25)

Pack of 25 Parent Forms.
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APSD-T (Teacher) Forms (25)

Pack of 25 Teacher Forms.
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Paul J. Frick, PhD. & Robert D. Hare, PhD.


In recent years, societal concerns over the dramatic rise in juvenile crime - especially violent crime - has reaffirmed the importance of research in this area.  Children who commit antisocial, delinquent, and violent acts constitute a heterogeneous group in terms of the types of antisocial behaviours they exhibit, the causes of their behaviour problems and the developmental course of their antisocial behaviour.  Early detection of antisocial processes initiates preventative measures or therapeutic programs before these tendencies lead to crime and other destructive behaviours.

The Antisocial Process Screening Device (APSD) assessment addresses the need to detect antisocial processes in young populations.  Based on the highly popular Hare PCL-R assessment, the APSD screens for Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) or psychopathy.  The child is rated on a dimensional scale that probes the characteristic psychopathic pattern of interpersonal, affective and behavioural symptoms.  In addition to the parent (APSD-C) allows you to integrate the responses of multiple informants.  The APSD measures Callous/Unemotional traits, Narcissism and Impulsivity.

The APSD Forms make administration and scoring easy.  Responses transfer through to a hidden scoring page to facilitate quick scoring.  Raw scores are plotted on a profile form for conversion to T-scores.

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